Category I’m Loving

chloe sweater

Wishlist: Knitwear

Freezing temps in the east and three days of rain in L.A. means I have a bona-fide excuse to lust after knitwear. Honestly, though, who needs an excuse? Advertisements

georges marciano since 1978 new signature line denim

Georges Marciano Since 1978: Here’s to California

One of the most admirable things about fashion designers is, aside from obvious creative skill, entrepreneurial spirit.  It’s certainly the American Dream to forge your own way and succeed according to your own rules, but it’s even more indicative of West Coast panache.  It’s the willpower required and unpredictability inherent in stepping into unknown territory—physical […]

litographs books on tees

You Are What You Read: Books on Tees & Totes

I’m a woman of simple pleasures; aside from fashion, I enjoy things like ice cream, beer, and books.  Preferably all at the same time. Litographs combines at least two of those things. (Unfortunately, it’s not ice cream and beer–but hey, we can’t have everything). Honestly, when do I not want to read the entire story of […]

dolores haze clothing spring summer 2014

I’m Loving: New York Brand Dolores Haze

Youth, beauty, innocence (and innocence lost) are all themes of this New York label that brings its own retro twist to the scene.  Named for the titular character in Lolita, and drawing much of its inspiration from the 1997 French-American film adaptation of the classic Nabokov novel, there are simultaneous hints of mischief and naivete […]

lonely lingerie sable full cup bra

I’m Loving: Lonely Lingerie

I’m a serial dater/adamant single girl who has a serious addiction to little lacy underthings.  And not because anyone is necessarily going to see them, but because I really like wearing little lacy underthings.  And I like things that don’t rely on padding and special effects to make me and my body into something we’re […]

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I’m Loving: Organic by John Patrick

Beauty and ethics; those are the two things John Patrick’s eco-conscious line, Organic, seeks to combine.  Everything about the New York-based designer’s clothing reflects an Earthy tone and feel rooted in minimalism and the merging of structure and fluidity.  Mixing neutral tones with deep, rich colors, as well as directional pieces with classic silhouettes, the clothing […]

the orphan's arm tea herringbone oversize tee

I’m Loving: The Orphan’s Arms

In what seems to be a never-ending accidental discovery of British brands, I’m currently in love with a little brand whose uniqueness and whimsical sensibility is so utterly English, so completely nerdy and ominous, it’s a wonder I didn’t find them until now. Founded in 2010 by two dudes in East London, The Orphan’s Arms […]

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I’m Loving: LA Brand Rails

I already named some of the stores I like in L.A., but I’m finding an increasing number of great brands the City of Angels has to offer.  And if you keep up with the Kardashians (as I obviously do…) you may have noticed various photos floating the Interwebs of Kris Jenner’s eldest spawn sporting the […]

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Bag Lust: UK Luxury Brand Smythson

When it comes to bags, I buy one that I love and use it until it breaks or just can’t hold up anymore.  And when it does, it’s sad, but also rewarding–if it lasted a long time.  It inspires the feeling that it was loved and worn and had a good run.  I’m not into […]

whistles uk brand

I’m Loving: UK Brand Whistles

A minimalist UK brand that has the aesthetic of Zara (albeit pricier–few brands beat Zara’s look-for-less quality/value) and free shipping to the U.S.?  I’m totally down with that. The brand caught my eye with that “feminin” french sweater, which I was able to get my hands on right before it sold out (thanks for the birthday […]